I have a basement pipe that leaks onto my basement floor. It's leaking very slowly. It could be clogged and needs to be cleaned out? There is a concrete wall surrounding the pipe. The house was built with a clamp over it with nuts so water wouldn't leak out of the pipe. I figure that's where the hole is to clean out the pipe.
Years ago the pipe flood the basement. My grandpa had to drain the pipe out to stop the leak and a lot of black water started pouring out of it. He removed the clamp and cleaned the pipe out but was a mess.
He was able to stop the leak and this was over 40 years ago when it happened. Now it started leaking again but just slowly. It looks like the concrete on the floor is leaking because when the water leaks out in the basement it's coming from the bottom of the pipe in the wall shown in this photo. But the concrete area is only wet. The entire pipe is completely dry. I am thinking this pipe is a drain pipe or sewer pipe that is clogged and the water is nowhere to flow so it's leaking out on the floor now.
Can you please tell me if I have to shut the water supply off before draining this pipe out?
I also want to know if I can seal the concrete on the bottom of the pipe with QuikCrete? I was going to use this product to seal the concrete around the pipe into the floor.
I don't have money to spend replacing this pipe. So any idea to stop this leak would be much appreciated.